Many people think of dessert as an afterthought. However, I have a different philosophy, “There’s always room for dessert when it’s first!” Of course, this principle can be attributed to my profession as Owner and Chocolatier of Cocoa Belle Chocolates, but also in part from a tradition my husband and …




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More than a year after the death of longtime owner Regina Smith, Sō Restaurant in Hillcrest is under new ownership. Smith’s family has signed the restaurant over to Nick Copeland, who first started working at Sō 18 years ago. Copeland left for a while but returned to Sō’s kitchen two …




A journey four years in the making comes home today as Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles makes its Little Rock debut and grand opening at 6606 Colonel Glenn Rd. Owner Ciceley McDowell started in a small ramshackle building in North Little Rock in 2015 and moved to Conway two years later. …




A new IPA out today at Lost Forty Brewing kicks off this week in Central Arkansas’ beer scene. For today’s Freshcut Monday release, Lost Forty is unveiling its Dig the Ride Trail-ready IPA, a 6.3% ABV brew with notes of citrus, honey and herbs. Lost Forty says to expect some …




Permits are in and soft opens are underway at the new Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles location at 6606 Colonel Glenn Rd. in Little Rock. Owner Ciceley McDowell is sticking to her June 11 grand opening, but the restaurant does appear to be holding soft openings for lunch this week. When …




The term “farm-to-table” has been well worn out by now, used by just about every restaurant that buys any fruit or vegetable from a local producer. For a while, it was the hot trend in the industry, so naturally way too many restaurants used it, and the description virtually lost …




It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for Buffalo Brewing Company. The brewery that started at The Water Buffalo first announced in April it was opening a Heights taproom next door to Burge’s Smoked Turkeys later this summer. Then before the spot could open (construction is still underway), Buffalo Brewing …




Some changes are happening in the SoMa district. Esters, which has been operating out of the Core pub in SoMa has officially taken over full ownership of the pub. Esters has one of the best vegan food lineups in town (along with plenty for the carnivores) and the move will …




We were a little skeptical about beloved Little Rock dive Pizza D’s being closed forever when we heard the news back in November. Now we are hearing multiple reports that the bar plans to reopen, possibly as early as next week. Usually, we do not give into rumors, the news …




The announcement last year that the Starbucks on Kavanaugh in the Heights was closing left a lot of people in that neighborhood sad and undercaffeinated. Thankfully it will not stay that way for long, Argenta based Mugs Cafe is announcing today that they have leased that location and will put …




It has been just a little over a month since we learned about the Three Fold owner’s plans to launch a fried chicken concept, Haybird, now we are able to take our first look and taste of some of the food that will hit the streets starting next Tuesday (May …




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